If you would have told me a few years ago that there would be a makeup brand that would rival high end brands, have a ridiculously wide shade range and spectrum of products and produce products that would not only be great for doing your makeup at home on yourself but also for those looking to put together their own makeup kit for use on others, all for a ridiculously low price tag, I'd have laughed in your face.
That was until Makeup Revolution came along.
They've blown so many high street and drugstore brands out of the water with their amazing makeup line. There's something for everyone and far more choice than I have ever seen from a new makeup brand. They seemed to come from nowhere and BAM they had SO many incredible products, many dupes for high end brands, and many more in the pipeline to keep up with demand.
Makeup Revolution just keep getting better and better.
Today I'm going to be reviewing the Ultra Base Corrector Palette from Makeup Revolution which is a new release in their incredible makeup line. This palette will enable you to balance out discolouration, perhaps from dark circles or hyper-pigmentation, and conceal blemishes on the skin.
Like with many of their palettes, the Ultra Base Corrector comes in a sleek black plastic palette that is very hardwearing, with gorgeous rose gold text on it. This is also on the cardboard outer packaging which adds an extra touch to the palette.
Inside there are 8 different cream shades that are all designed to balance and correct colour on a all complexions. There's a huge mirror on the inside of the lid in this palette, making it a great option for travelling or taking out and about with you, perhaps to stay at a friends house over night, if you so wish.
Immediately, I noted how large the pans of product are. There's plenty of room in here to swirl a brush around in, without mixing up products and getting the palette dirty. Plus you're getting a lot of product for your buck.
For a drugstore palette, I am so impressed with the comprehensive range of shades here. In fact, I can't recall seeing a palette like this from a high end brand with such a wide range of shades in it. If you're needing to conceal or correct anything on the skin, you can do it all with this palette without needing to take extra products with you. This makes it perfect to have as the only correcting option in your makeup collection or as your go-to product for travelling or, if you're a pro, for photo shoots and on the go makeup jobs.
When looking at the first photo in this post and the top row of shades, there's a pink which has the purpose of brightening the skin. This makes it perfect for using underneath the eyes as it'll help to cancel out the blue, green and purple tones that are often associated with dark eye circles. Then theres the lavender shade which helps to neutralise yellow tones, making it a great option for use on those with dull and pasty yellow skin.
The green shade is one which I'm sure everyone will know the use for and that's to neutralise redness. If you have any hyper-pigmentation, red spots or general redness on the skin, then this is a great option for you. Start light and layer up to neutralise the red tones. In contrast, the orange shade in the palette helps to neutralise blue tones. You'll generally find that orange shades are great for concealing dark circles on those with darker skin tones.
Moving onto the bottom row of shades where you'll find the peach shade first. This hue helps to balance out slight discolouration on the skin. It is great for use under the eyes in the same way that the pink shade is. Then there's the white shade which helps to add a natural highlight and brighten the skin. It can be used on the centre of the forehead and down the nose, onto the cupids bow and centre of the chin and under the eyes in a triangle shape a la Kim K, to bring light to your face and to brighten your complexion. You can highlight as few or as many areas as you like in this way however if you're going all out with the highlighting, might I suggest adding a little definition to your face with a light contour too, unless you're wanting to pay homage to the new strobing trend of course.
Following the white shade is the cream colour which helps to neutralise purple tones and cover dark areas, making this another shade that is ideal for use underneath the eyes. Finally, theres the brown shade which helps to balance ashiness in medium to dark skin tones. For those with fair skin, it could also be used to lightly sculpt the face.
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette shades feel so creamy and soft to the touch. They're incredibly well pigmented and very buildable so only a small amount is needed and then you can layer up from there. They have a natural finish to them that works very well with other products because it makes them easy to blend and they don't interfere with other products that you might put on top like foundation, concealer and powder.
Don't make the mistake that I did to begin with and apply these on top of your foundation. Read the packaging first Laura. They're designed to be applied underneath your foundation which works incredibly well now that I've tried it that way. Basically, doing it that way ensures that you're able to correct and balance the colour of your complexion so that you're starting with an even canvas before you go in with a foundation over the top.
I found that most of the shades were quite thick and really set on the skin. They're quite heavy duty and promise to do what they say they will do. If you apply them before your foundation, I find that they remain smooth and even on the skin whereas when I mistakenly first applied them on top of my foundation, some of them seemed to be very drying and clung to fine lines, especially around my eyes, often separating a little. I couldn't believe I had been so silly as to not read the packaging first as when I next applied them without any foundation on, they went onto my skin beautifully and my foundation sat really well on top of them.
I've tried applying these with a brush which does work well however my favourite way to apply them is actually with my fingertips and a patting motion. I find that this is the lightest and smoothest application and leaves the most natural finish, particularly underneath the eyes. I think it is because the fingers help to warm the product up a somewhat which makes it even easier to work with.
If you're looking for a palette to help you to balance out any discolouration in your skin and to conceal blemishes then this one is a fantastic option.
You can buy the Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette here, which is where I find that the best offers tend to be, or from Superdrug here.
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